Quilt Invaders Quilt

Quilt Invaders by Jo Avery

About this Quilt

Finished Size : 74" x 74"

Finished Blocks : 16" blocks

Rating : Intermediate

Designed By : Jo Avery

It is amazing how often those much repeated adages of our elders ring true…  In viewing “Quilt Invaders” by Jo Avery, one can’t help think how the innovative marriage of the HST with the Drunkard’s Path block proves “The whole is greater than the sum of the parts”.

By combining a simple curved Drunkard’s Path block with individual spikes created by linear placement of HSTs around its edge, Jo made an entirely new composition. And like so many other modern quilters, she placed her new blocks on point so they would float over a neutral field. This arrangement reminded her of an old-school video game, hence the name.

Download this quilt pattern plus nine more in the 2018 digital issue of QuiltCon Magazine.


  • ½ yard each of green (Kelly Lime), coral (Watermelon), aqua (Ice Frappe), pink (Honeysuckle), and orange (Nectarine) for blocks and binding
  • 5 ½ yards tan (Doeskin) for background
  • 4 ½ yards backing
  • Queen-size batting

Note: Fabrics used in the quilt shown are Kona Cotton Solids by Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Color names are in parentheses.

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